Compare LGBT Rights in British Indian Ocean Territory & Malawi

Equality Index ?
96 / 100
22 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
Region not surveyed
6% Tolerate
94% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
5% Tolerate
94% Not tolerate
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
3% Good place
96% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1930
Same-sex marriageLegalUnrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegalIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Ambiguous
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Ambiguous
Same-sex adoptionLegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryN/A
Since 1966
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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